Insomniac’s largest flagship event Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is returning to Mexico this February for a massive 6th annual edition. For two days and nights, Mexico City will welcome back over 150 local and international artists under the electric sky. Featuring world class musical performances, carnival rides, local and international food and unique vendors, EDC Mexico is something every festival lover should experience.
“All are welcome here”
This year’s edition boasts an impressive bill of talent ranging from international headliners to some of Mexico’s favourite musicians. Spread out across six stages, more than 200,000 visitors are expected to attend one of Insomniac’s most popular international expansions. A range of high ranking headliners will perform across the two main stages; Kinetic Field and Circuit Grounds. Neon Garden will be home to the deepest forms of techno and house while the beloved Wasteland stage will host the harder styles. Stereo Bloom will host the breakout sounds of Insomniac Records’ artists and finally, Dos Equis will host the best of local and international talent. Popular international headliners Skrillex, DJ Snake, Kygo and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are among the impressive list of artists.
EDC Mexico takes place in the the nations capital, Mexico City. The event will be held at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. (Granjas México, 08400 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico).
Located in the heart of Mexico, Mexico City is easily accessible from most major cities in Mexico and the US. The nearest major airport is Mexico City International Airport, approximately 20 minutes from the city centre. Most major airlines as well as budget airlines operate throughout this airport; with frequent domestic and international flights departing throughout the day.
Getting around Mexico City is quick and easy, with many transport options available. Uber is readily available in Mexico City and rides can be ordered on demand directly from your phone. There are also a range of reliable taxi companies; Taximex, Sitio de Taxis, Radio Taxis Elite and Grupo Set. Public buses and a subway system is also available in the city.
Getting to and from the festival is possible both through public transport or pre-booked services. The nearest subway stations are Velódromo, Ciudad Deportiva and Puebla on line 9. The line 2 metro bus service also operates around the venue and the nearest stations are UPIICSA and El Rodeo. A range of shuttle options are also available to pick up and drop off visitors from nearby hotels (regardless of whether you are staying there or not). Shuttle passes start at $250 MXN ($13 USD) for a single day pass and $405 MXN ($21 USD) for weekend passes.
Parking is also available on site, starting at $200 MXN ($10 USD) for cars and $400 MXN ($20 USD) for buses (cash only).
The festival is located within the vicinity of the airport so many visitors choose to stay nearby. A number of affordable hostel, hotel and airbnb options are available within walking distance of the event.
EDC also offers all inclusive travel and accomodation packages to purchase (with a ticket or as an add on). Packages include a two night stay at one of four hotels and daily transport to and from the festival. The official hotels of the festival are Hotel City Express Reforma and Hotel Benidorm in the Reforma Roma area; and Hotel City Express and Hotel Camino Real in the Airport Area.
There are a number of things to see and do in Mexico’s capital city. If you are travelling around Mexico City and have a couple of days to spare, make sure to check out what the city centre has to offer. The Historic centre of Mexico City is home to historical landmarks dating back to the Aztec era. The bustling centre is featured around Zócalo plaza, which draws many locals and tourists each day. Bosque de Chapultepec is a popular park with various attractions and over 1700 acres of natural beauty. Featuring a zoo as well as many museums and other attractions, this park is the perfect way to spend a relaxing day out in the city. Other popular attractions include Museo Nacional de Anthropología; a museum displaying Mayan artefacts, and the Frida Kahlo Museum; located at the artists former home.
With an absolutely star studded lineup filled with local and international talent, it’s almost impossible to catch everyone you want to see. Here are the top three artists you absolutely cannot miss at EDC Mexico 2019.
Darren Styles – UK Happy Hardcore legend Darren Styles is headed to Mexico for a fast paced set sure to leave you feeling on top of the world. His rapid beats and eye catching visuals will no doubt be the hit of the hardstyle stage!
Kygo – Crowned as the next EDM superstar, Norwegian DJ and producer Kygo is bringing his signature tropical house sounds to Mexico City. His unmistakable sounds and chart topping tracks have skyrocketed his success in the music industry and will definitely bring the summer vibes back to Mexico City.
Skrillex – Fresh from an extended hiatus, the king of dubstep is slowly making appearances on some of the biggest festival line-ups in the world. Playing on day one, his nostalgic tracks and recent remixes will be sure to fill up the entire stage!
With so much on offer at EDC Mexico, we’ve put together a list of things to help you have the ultimate experience. Here’s Rad’s bucket list of things to see and do at EDC Mexico 2019.
Catch a Set at Every Stage – With over 150 artists on offer, spread out across six stages, there’s something to suit every musical taste. Known for their extravagant stage designs and high end productions, it goes without saying that visiting each stage will be an experience of it’s own. We recommend adding a set from each stage to your schedule, to get the ultimate EDC Mexico experience. Who knows, you may stumble upon your new favourite artist!
Eat like a Local – There are a endless food options available at EDC Mexico ranging from local to international cuisine. We recommend getting the full Mexican experience and trying some of the authentic Mexican dishes on offer. Local vendors include Tacos by Tizne Tacomotora, Tacos by Taqueria el Califa, Tortas by Tortas Atlixco and Cochinita by La Cochi. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the food and drink vendors throughout the event.
Ride the Ferris Wheel – It’s not a carnival without rides and EDC Mexico is often described as one big, oversized playground! From relaxing to exhilarating, there are rides available for everyone to enjoy. You absolutely cannot pass an opportunity to ride the ferris wheel at EDC and catch a stunning overhead view of the festival grounds.
The next edition of EDC Mexico will take place from February 23-24, 2019.
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